Get as much mileage as possible out of an investment dress with some shrewd accessorising. Here’s how: three looks at three different price points.

We are big believers in buying less and buying well. A judiciously purchased new dress should not be a throwaway thing: instead, choose good quality and accessorise well to achieve a number of different looks and you’ll wear it for years to come. We love Wiggy Kit – founded in 2015 by Wiggy Hindmarch – for its versatility. Its dresses are beautifully detailed yet simple; they evoke the freedom of travel and yet are as suited to summer in the city as the beach; and they’re casual yet elegant.

The mid-length Saffron Dress In Ebony is a classic Wiggy Kit style: chic but with a nod to bohemia, hard-working but special. Here we demonstrate how to get as much bang for your buck with this oversized understated midi/maxi piece by achieving the same look on three different budgets.

Look One: High Street

The beach beckons when you style the Saffron Dress with statement earrings, leather braided sandals and a straw tote.


Leather Braided Sandals, £35.99


Straw Mini Tote Bag, £19.50


Petal Earrings, £15.99

Wiggy Kit

Saffron Dress In Ebony, £355

Look Two: Mid-Range

Casual yet refined, we love the Saffron Dress toughened up with studded leather sandals.

Air & Grace

Moli Studded Sandals, £119

Loeffler Randall

Marybeth Woven Leather Shoulder Bag, £215


Coral Branch Earrings, £180

Wiggy Kit

Saffron Dress In Ebony, £355

Look Three: High End

Chic, unruffled, relaxed: the ultimate beach-to-swish-restaurant holiday ensemble.


Roman Stud Leather Slides, £630

Saint Laurent

Seau Leather And Raffia Bucket Bag, £1,375


18ct Gold Organza Hoop Earrings, £2,600

Wiggy Kit

Saffron Dress In Ebony, £355

By Lucy Abletshauser
June 2022

Lucy Abletshauser

Shopping Editor

Lucy is the GWG's go-to expert on the best online buys, from fashion to interiors. An aesthete to her core, she does the trawling so you don't have to.